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Posted on: February 7, 2018

[ARCHIVED] City of Eugene Parks and Recreation Divisions Unveil System Plan

Kids on accessible playground equipment at Amazon PlaygroundThe City of Eugene Parks and Recreation Divisions have unveiled the System Plan, a 30-year vision with strategies for bringing the first 10 years to reality. The plan includes new and renovated parks and trails, better access to the Willamette River, revitalized pools and community centers, and improved natural areas.


More than 12,000 Eugeneans helped shape the plan during a vigorous and inclusive outreach process that garnered two citizen engagement awards for the City.

Over 250 projects are identified in the plan which is grounded in four guiding principles that reflect the needs and values of the community:


  1. Care for and make the most of what we have: Provide safe, clean and fun parks and recreation facilities, and enhance their value for the community to enjoy.
  2. Serve the entire community: Provide equitable and welcoming access to parks and recreation facilities, regardless of neighborhood, race, ability or income.
  3. Create more connections: Build on Eugene's strong foundation of connected open spaces and trail networks by completing and making new connections at the regional, city and neighborhood levels.
  4. Build better partnerships: Forge new relationships and reinvent old partnerships.


On February 12 City Council will consider moving two funding measures to the May 2018 ballot. First, a capital funding measure to implement the first phase of the System Plan. The second, an Operations & Maintenance measure to improve park, recreation and natural area maintenance and security.


Read the the full System Plan and view the recommendations for each neighborhood.


Mountain bikers enjoying one of the shared use trails in the Ridgeline Trail System

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